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Lasting Powers of Attorney registration fees reduced

Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney registration fees reduced With effect from 1st April 2017, the Government has reduced their fee for applying to register Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney. The fee reduced from £110 to £82 making a reduction of £28 and the fees for resubmitting a Lasting Power of Attorney for registration fell from £55 to...

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Schemes Part 2

Following our previous article on Mesothelioma schemes in which we outlined the possibility of claiming under two different payment schemes for suffers of an Asbestos-Related Illness we now endeavour to look at one of those schemes in more depth. The DMPS is only open to applicants who have been exposed to Asbestos during the course of employment but have...

Saving for your first home with the Lifetime ISA

Buying your home with the new Lifetime ISA. The Lifetime ISA was launched on 6th April 2017.  Their purpose is to help first time buyers to save for their first home and to replace the Help to Buy ISA, which is being phased out in November 2019.  Unlike the Help to Buy ISA, which you have to close when you purchase your property, the Lifetime ISA can remain...

What if my Tenant does not repair my Commercial Property?

In commercial property leases, there are usually provisions which require the Tenant to carry out certain repairs to the Property. But what happens if a Tenant has caused damage to a Landlord’s commercial premises and but do not repair the damage? Our Commercial Property Solicitors discuss the options below. Damage to a commercial property is usually a breach...

Motor Insurers Must Pay £2 Million Cost of Factory Fire

In a decision of importance to the insurance industry, the Court of Appeal has ruled that motor insurers must cover the seven-figure cost of a catastrophic factory fire that broke out whilst a mechanic was doing a welding job on his car. The man worked for an engineering company and, in his own time, was welding a plate onto the bottom of his car when a spark...

Fair Treatment of Minority Shareholders – High Court Ruling

Minority shareholders may not have control of companies but they are entitled to fair treatment and to have a role in decision making. The High Court made that point in ordering that a businessman who was excluded from his managerial position in a company must be bought out of his 49 per cent shareholding for over £300,000. Half of the shares in the company...